Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£37,505 to £50,408 per annum (dependant on grade)
17 May 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering
School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Location:     Birmingham, City Centre Campus
Salary:     £37,505 to £50,408 per annum (dependant on grade)
Closing Date:     Wednesday 30 June 2021
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     042021-172

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. Our University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The popularity of our courses and the strength of our research have created some exciting opportunities to expand our academy.

We invite applications who are passionate about digital transformation and its impact across the curriculum. You will have opportunity to demonstrate your expertise in undertaking research and in the delivery of our Engineering Courses, particularly related to undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Electrical Engineering. Located in a modern £300m campus in the heart of Birmingham, at the City Centre Campus, the School of Engineering and the Built Environment is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement with current investment in automotive engineering including a state of the art new electric vehicle test cell.

We are a practice-based school, our professionally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are delivered using the CDIO (Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate) framework, making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving world around us. 

Salary will vary depending on the level of appointment:

Lecturer - £37,505 to £40,766 per annum
Senior Lecturer -£46,376 to £50,408 per annum 

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and Integrity.

The Role

  • You will have the opportunity to lead and/or contribute to new course development
  • You will support student experience through managing taught programmes and delivery, in particular MEng, BEng, MSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Automotive Engineering.
  • You will pursue research in your expertise area or join an existing research group
  • You will undertake personal tutoring
  • You will develop internal and external networks

Essential Experience

  • You will have the ability to teach across a variety of different areas related to Electrical and Electronic Engineering at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • You have a record of contributing to the knowledge in your discipline or leading edge industrial experience 
  • You will have either academic experience or proven communication skills and a commitment to excellence and innovation in learning and teaching, putting student experience at the heart of everything you do. 

Subject Expertise


You will have the expertise to teach across a variety of different areas related to Electrical and Electronic Engineering at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


  • Signals, Circuits and Systems
  • Power and energy
  • High power electronics and inverters/converters
  • Electrification

For roles at a more senior level preference will be given to staff who can demonstrate a research publication track record in well regarded refereed journals and/or securing research grants and contracts. Applicants who have a Masters qualification and extensive practice experience at managerial level will also be considered.

The specific requirements for each role are detailed in the relevant job descriptions so applicants are advised to review these carefully before making an application. 


In return for your dedication and hard work, you can expect great ongoing personal and professional development, plus the following main benefits;

  • The opportunity to contribute to the development of the curriculum
  • The opportunity to work with a highly motivated and diverse team of academics 
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 40 days including bank holidays and Christmas/New Year closure
  • Sickness/absence entitlement
  • Teachers’ Pension scheme
  • Library facilities on all campuses
  • Life Assurance
  • Personal Accident
  • Travel card scheme
  • Car parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car share scheme

Selection and Interview Process

Candidates wishing to have an informal discussion regarding the post should contact Jagjit Sehra:

We welcome applicants seeking a fractional contract arrangement. If you wish to discuss this option, you can do so at interview stage.

If you want to be a part of this amazing opportunity, are passionate about education and want to join our richly diverse community, please apply today as we could be part of your future. Complete the online application and upload a copy of your CV. Candidates are advised to remove personal information, including name, to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us:

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice.  We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

At Birmingham City University we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.  All staff are expected to understand and enact the University’s commitment to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion in our employment practice and in all that we do . This commitment is enshrined in our Core Values and is detailed in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Employment Policy. The University values and celebrates the diversity of our staff and students; we welcome people from the many  different backgrounds and life experiences that reflect the students and the citizens we serve.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and actively encourage unique contributions, in particular from under-represented groups in respect of age, disability, sex, gender or gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or transgender status

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